Published by HarperCollins on September 15th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
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The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story. Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy-tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight.
Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.
Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy-tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.
When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit . . .
I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This retelling BLEW. MY. MIND. Because firstly, the fairy godmother is FINALLY the evil one (sorry, I never liked her, I’ve always found godmothers to be quite shady). Secondly, YO this Cinderella is quite kickass. And thirdly, there’s a lot of different heroes in this book, not necessarily the main characters. This book shows you where all those beautiful gowns and glass slippers come from. They don’t magically appear. People actually MAKE them.
And then there’s Pin, the beautiful, amazing main character, also known as the Cinderella in this story. There’s quite of a plot twist in this book actually which will make you go EPPPPPPPP WHAT. I really love the whole plot of this book. It kinda opens your eyes to all fairy tales, not just Cinderella. Unfortunately though, I don’t think there’ll be a sequel (or will there?) because I would totally love to read more books by Sarah Prineas.